Re: [stella] ROM image classifications

Subject: Re: [stella] ROM image classifications
From: Adam Wozniak <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 15:27:19 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Mickey Mouse wrote:
> >Why not create a new file format, which includes the information along
> >with the ROM data?  That way no centralized authority is required to 
> >maintain
> >or track data as people come up with new homebrews/ hacks/ conversions/
> >versions/ etc...
> >
> >The file should contain all the information in the current, and
> >be extensible.  All it would take for the new format to 'catch' would be 
> >for
> >the 3 biggest emulators to support it, and a set of free tools for
> >manipulating it.
> >
> >Thoughts?
> I agree, I recently finished a Cartridge Emulator that has
> a serial interface.  All you do is download the file...done.
> I created a new file (*.vin).  It has a header with cart
> name, size, and bankswitch type, then the orginal bin.  Works
> great.  Of course emulation support would require more info.

The format should be extensible.  Programs can then ignore information they
do not need or understand.  XML may be ideal.

Will code for food.


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